Once you have the fire, you pray for that fire to never burn out.
I am so thankful for the trials I had in 2018. There were SO many! I mean, from January 1st it was on; that’s when our pipes burst and flooded.
In April, Leo (our 4 year old) had a terrifying, life threatening accident. We were put through the most demeaning experience ever. We stayed strong and had to rely on God for that strength. Our faith in Him was tested. We prayed for His will to be done and our faith grew tremendously. I’d say it was a triumph.
I had to overcome fear in many different ways. I won’t go into detail on those just yet. I know when things are meant to be shared, when it’s kept between you, God and your husband, and others you trust. But just know that Fear was conquered! Ayyyyyy!! 😜😊 I’ll write about it when I feel led to do so.
I witnessed forgiveness on such a massive scale! I’ve never in my life given and received so much forgiveness. One of the times I received forgiveness was when I had my Bachelorette party with my sister and sister-in-law. We had been out drinking, which I never do, and we were having a great time. When we met with the guys and came back to our house, I pretty much turned into a monster. Ill have to write about that, too. To those who truly forgave me for my words and actions, THANK YOU! Sincerely, thank you. 💜
It taught me that you don’t apologize for your roots and branches, but you apologize for your actions and take responsibility. I give praise for being shown what He wanted to dig up next.
There are many other trials I went through as a woman, mother, and every other title I have. We went through all of ours as a family. Not once did one of the 6 of us face anything alone; always together. We know the trials will never stop but we are being built from the inside out everyday to overcome and grow from them.
2018 was a year of breaking up bad soil. We needed those trials in order to see what roots needed dug out. We had to dig them out, ESPECIALLY before we got married. Marriage is so important to us and we take it very seriously. We are happy. Legitimately happy, not fake happy. Like we are doing this together!!! It’s such an incredibly special thing to do with someone! 😍😘
We are in a sowing season now. And this time we understand what that truly means. We will never be the people we were yesterday and we don’t want to be! That’s one of the best feelings ever! 😁👍
Growth is necessary. Without trials, without acknowledging your roots and branches, without digging up those ancient roots to have new soil – how do you grow?
I am so excited for the plans God has for our future. I’m thankful for my husband being the God fearing and spiritual man he is. Our priorities are our walks with Christ, our marriage, our children, our careers, and the rest of our family. That’s how it’s gotta be. Those first three must stay in that order to thrive in your marriage and with your family. The Father has been doing some amazing work!!!!!
As always by His grace,
Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,
You Him and Her 💜